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Chapter 2First Encounters, First Conquests (1492-1607)Essential Question:How did European politics, economics, and religious issueslead to exploration and settlement in America? Of these three, which is thesingle most important category, and why?This question is one you will be askedto answer at the end of this set of activities.Theme for Chapter 2 – ContactIntroduction:Introductions provide a valuable guide to the material you are about to read,telling you what topics will be covered and how they fit together. If you keep the “big picture”provided by the introduction in mind as you read the chapter, you will find it much easier toorganize your notes, identify important information, and avoid getting lost in the details. Withthis in mind, re-read the introduction to Chapter 2. As you read, make a list of key topics youexpect to learn about.Christopher Coulumbus’s explorationsEncounters between Europeans and the indigenous peopleColumbus, The Columbian Exchange, andEarly ConquestsEuropean contact with the peoples of the Americas was a transformative event, altering life inboth Europe and the Americas, and reshaping global trade connections and the global balanceof power. Complete the table below to compare the consequences of contact. Make certain youconsider these consequences for the Americas, Europe, and the world at large.Economic ConsequencesColumbus upset the Taino’s economy when he took some of them captive when hecontinued on his voyages. This upset the Taino people and they did not showkindness to the new people anymore.
Political ConsequencesThe governors who came after Columbus proved to be more efficient and morecruel. They were ordered that the Indians would be treated well and no longer beenslaved. As the governors were more focused on the gold they ignored thecommand to show kindness.Biological ConsequencesOne of the greatest things Columbus and his successors did was unintentional.They brought over European diseases with them. The Indians were not used tothese diseases, and their immune system failed them. Many thousands of Tainopeople died from these diseases.Reviewing the FactsProvide a short answer (4-6 complete sentences) for each question below. It’s OK if you needto go back and re-read parts of the section in order to find the answers. The purpose of thesequestions is not to test you, but to help you discover how much you know and what you mayneed to review.
What motives were behind Columbus’s voyages to the New World?

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Protestant Reformation, Americas, Indigenous peoples of the Americas

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